ICT SOCIAL AND ETHICAL COMPETENCY AMONG TEACHER EDUCATORS IN THE PHILIPPINES
AbstractThis paper presents findings from an empirical investigation of the competency level of social and ethical use of ICT among teacher educators in Central Visayas, Philippines. The study used a survey questionnaire based on the Philippine’s National ICT Competency Standard for Teachers. A total of 383 responses from 76 private and public higher education institutions were included in the analysis. The study reveals that the level of ICT competence in social and ethical domains among the teacher educators is “good.” The result implies that the respondents have the ability to explain and discuss the task but have not experienced the actual social and ethical practices in ICT. Moreover, there is a significant relationship between the level of ICT competence in terms of social and ethical aspects and the respondent’s age, status, type of institution, number of years in teaching, Internet accessibility, and desktop, smartphone and laptop ownership.
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